Well, weeks after the first meeting was supposed to have taken place per SB 812, Governor McCrory has finally made his pick. I’ll have a full run-down tomorrow morning on this, but in the meantime here’s the press release:
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 919-814-2100
Tuesday, September 16, 2014 firstname.lastname@example.org
Raleigh, N.C. – Governor McCrory has appointed Andre Peek of Wake County to the North Carolina Academic Standards Review Commission.
Peek is an executive at IBM Global Technology Services. He is an active advocate for education, acting as chairman of the Board of Directors for the North Carolina Business Committee for Education. Peek is a graduate of Tennessee State University.
“Since coming to office, I have made it a priority to connect education and industry because one of our biggest goals is to help students get jobs . It is critical that our students have the skills they need to compete in today’s economy and the economy of the future. Those skills will only be honed when our students are held to the highest possible standards,” said Governor McCrory. “Andre Peek has a long history of service to our students and a track record of excellence in business. His understanding of market-based industry needs will make him an invaluable member of North Carolina’s Academic Standards Review Commission.”
The Academic Standards Review Commission was created in the 2014 legislative session to make recommendations to the State Board of Education on improving North Carolina’s standards and assessment systems. The first meeting of the Commission will take place on Monday, September 22nd, 2014. The Commission’s work will conclude in December 2015.